Thursday, August 29, 2019

Lots of stuff in progress

Yesterday was an odd day, particularly after the odd hot day on Tuesday. Yesterday (Wednesday), a fog started rolling in late morning and by 1pm or so we were socked in, which lasted til almost 9pm. It was chilly (enough) so we made a fire in the evening. We had thunderstorms last night and it is drizzly this morning. Yay summer!

As I try to remember to do, I bought some flowers at the grocery store.

 Then I remembered seeing that you can make paper flowers on the Silhouette (yes RABBIT HOLE ALERT).  One way to do it is 'rolled' flowers which you cut out and then, um, roll and they look like this.

And then there needs to be a stem attached so we have to wait til Amazon does that. Deliver the stems, that is.

We love that vase so much that I want to make sure we are always highlighting it. So these are waiting to be rolled:

They're pretty fun just on their own.

Speckle Tonic

I did cast on for a new shawl, Speckle Tonic.

Very little has been done.

Shadow box
Much of yesterday was spent trying to create my own patterns for a shadowbox of the rock, and I'm getting there (slowly):

These haven't been folded or anything. But it is getting there. Figuring out the software is a bit challenging.

That's my day! I hope you are having a good one!


Kym said...

Always fun to try new things! Hope you're enjoying your day. XO

Vera said...

That's a lot of doing! All looks like fun though. I think a foggy day with a fire would be lovely...we are forecast for a low in the 50's this evening and are planning to have a fire outside after dinner!

Tired Teacher said...

What fun to make a shadow box of the rock! The rolled flowers look interesting. Did you cut them by hand or with a speciality die?

kathy b said...

Idk on the weather Kim. Sorry. We have had gorgeous high 70s low humidity and breezes today. It is gorgeous. Perhaps my favorite weather day of the summer!!!! We will be sleeping with the windows open again!! Your flowers are very pretty!

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Ooh! I love all your projects. The paper flowers are a great idea and Speckle Tonic is already in my Rav queue. Hope your weather clears. Ours could get interesting next week what with Dorian on the move. He should hit well south of us though so we'll probably just get a little rain if anything.

DelightedHands said...

Nice to visit with you, Alice!
Fun to see what you are up to!